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, he heard his wife, jennifer. i heard her say that she would need to get dressed. and need to get her purse and checkbook to get to the bank. hayes drove jennifer to the bank. petrified, she told the teller, she needed to withdraw $15,000. police say hayes and petit returned home where she was sexually assaulted. the girls were tied to their beds. petit said he may have heard the men's voices and moaning. someone said, are you all right? it's going to be all over in a couple of minutes. it was a different tone. it was much more sinister. i felt a jolt of adrenaline. and thought it's now or never in my mind. at that moment, i thought they were going to shoot all of us. petit managed to get his hands untied, but not his feet. i hopped up to the stairs. got to the top and fell. still pound, petit literally rolled to a neighbor's house. his wife and daughters died after the suspects set the home on fire. the men were caught later by police while driving the family's minivan. the defense chose not to cross-examine dr. petit. >> to question him would be disastrous for the hearts of the jury
. william petit, his wife, jennifer and two daughters, haily and mckayla were asleep in their home. these ex-convicts broke in, allegedly tied up william and attacked his wife and children. >> caused such drama it affects people for years to come. >> reporter: police were tipped off when the intruders took jennifer to a bank and forced her to withdraw thousands from her account. a bank teller called police but by the time they arrived, the two children and mother were dead. house burned to the ground. they tried to escape but crashed into a barricade. william petit, who barely made it alive, suffered severe injuries. at a memorial service days later, he spoke about the tragedy. >> i guess if there's anything to be gained from the senseless deaths of my beautiful family, it's for us to all go forward. >> reporter: over the last three years he has launched a craw sad to have both men convicted and executed for their crimes. fighting proposed bills to ban the death penalty in connecticut. dr. petit, the survivor, made his plea very public and the governor reportedly decided not to sign the bill
. >>> and a mother caught on tape. jennifer petit, forced to withdraw ransom money to try to save her family. new questions this morning about the police response. >>> and the pope meets the queen. for the first time in a generation. the leader of the roman catholic church visits the united kingdom. question is, when the pope meets a queen, who bows first? question of the morning, perhaps. as we do say good morning, america. we have live pictures of the pope meeting now with the queen in scotland. the first official state visit a pope has ever made to the u.k. and we'll have more on this ahead. >> creating a lot of excitement. of course, the pope had a controversy there last year, when he seemed to invite members of the church of england to come over to the catholic church. he's trying to smooth that over now. >>> also here at home, what a whirlwind created by christine o'donne o'donnell's victory yesterday in delaware. the republican establishment was doing everything to block her to keep her from running. and now, they're rushing to talk to her. we put our interview with her on my "bottom line"
. >> jennifer, hailey and makayla were the most important people in my life and i really can't dig in a tpaoeu that insinuation with a response and i think the evidence put on by the prosecution speaks for itself. @ martha: a new picture is surfacing of the alleged mastermind behind the european terror plot. this is the number 3 leader. the security teams say that hall threats in this case are still active. president obama sitting down with families in iowa for another conversation on the economy. it's part of a major push to rally support ahead of the midterm election. major protests are erupting today all across europe. we showed you scenes from spain workers taking to the streets, shutting down cities angry over government spending cuts. this is a big story today, jury selection is now underway in the trial of the first kwaupb kwaupb da da guantanamo boy detainee. the blasts leveled the buildings in kenya and tans knee a killing 224 people, including 12 americans and injuring over a thousand more. people on the streets near that blast site were instantly incinerated, other people died unde
. >> reporter: in court petit endured the 911 call made by a teller in this bank, where his wife, jennifer, seen here on this surveillance video, was taken by her attackers. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. the people are in a car outside the bank. she is getting $15,000 to bring out to them. if the police are told they will kill the children and the husband. they have their faces covered. she is petrified. they told her they wouldn't hurt anybody if she got back there with the money. she believes them. i think she's walking out now. >> reporter: she walked into the ultimate nightmare. hayes and his accomplice, joshua komisarjevsky, took her home, where she was sexually assaulted. her two children were tied to their beds. her husband was tied to a pole in the basement. dr. petit managed to escape by untying himself and running to his neighbors. so why did it take 33 minutes for the police to arrive to the home? and why didn't they attempt to enter? the police said in court they followed standard hostage procedure
video shows petit's wife, jennifer, at a bank that july 2007 morning, trying to withdraw $15,000 in cash. >> what's your emergency? >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. >> okay. her husband and family -- >> yes. they're tied up, she said. they told her they wouldn't hurt anybody if she got back there with the money. she believes them. >> reporter: the suspects, stephen hayes and his accomplice, took jennifer hawke-petit back home and sexually assaulted her before killing her. they set fire to the house, killing 17-year-old hayley and 11-year-old michaela. the two suspects crashed into a police cruiser, trying to flee in petit's minivan, and were taken into custody. stephen hayes and joshua komisarjevsky, who's awaiting trial, could get the death penalty. richard cantu, abc news. >>> tropical storm carl is back into t of his carl blew across mexico's yucatan peninsula yesterday, dumping heavy rains on the region's tourist reso the storm is expected to gain strength and slam back into kenength and slam back int
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